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Sunday, August 19, 2007

My Study Notes, Chapter 27 TO LIVE IS CHRIST

My Study Notes : Chapter 27 TO LIVE IS CHRIST

Acts 20: 1-12

Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on

Acts 20:9

Luke tells us that after leaving Ephesus, Paul traveled through Macedonia and into Greece where he stayed for three months. The Jews again plotted against him as he prepared to travel to Syria, so he took the land route back through Macedonia. Along with Luke, 7 other people went along with Paul

When spending a week in Troas, Paul taught and since he had to leave early the next day, he spoke until Midnight. The room that they met in was filled with many lamps. It was then that the young man fell asleep and fell out the window.

Paul like many teachers felt that what he had learned must be taught. He preached longer than his audience was prepared to listen. Paul was compelled by his love of Christ to speak with energy that knew no bounds. It was then that God had an opportunity to raise the dead.

When the boy fell out of the window Paul ran down the stairs

And threw his arms around Eutychus saying don’t be alarmed he is alive now.

After that he climbed three flights of stairs, broke bread with them and stayed til daylight. No one fell asleep this time.

The moral of the story:

God may bring back to life what man hath put to sleep.

We never know when God might take advantage of a situation for his purpose.

‘On Ya’ -ma

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